JQuery Find Parent Element

JQuery Find Parent Element

Jquery access parent element. You may come across the situation where you need to access the parent element of current selected element or clicked html control. This is very simple with the help of Jquery. Here we are having button inside a Div control. Div control has text and button control.

We will attach click event to the button control and get the text written inside a div control.

$(this).parent() Method gives the parent control of current element.

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.1/jquery.min.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">

$(document).ready( function (){ 

    var parentElement = $(this).parent();


HTML code.

                   This text written in parent element of button control.
                   <input id="Button1" type="button" value="Get My Parent Element." />

You can also get parent’s parent element or next element of current element by calling parent() or next() method on current element in context.

Summery: We saw how to access the parent control of current element using Jquery. You can use Google CDN hosted Jquery scripts.

If you have any other control inside the parent element, you can easily get it by calling find() method on parent element.


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